The NFL is the richest professional sports league in the United States.
The Dallas Cowboys valued at $2.3 billion are the wealthiest team in the league. Additionally, the Cowboys are the most profitable with $250.7 million operating income. Along with the Cowboys, two others have operating income greater than $100 million.
The Oakland Raiders are the lowest valued team at $825 million, yet still reported profits of $19.1 million. Only nine of the 32 teams are valued at less than a $1 billion. Thirty-one of the 32 teams made a profit in 2012. The Detroit Lions are the only losers of the NFL in 2012, reporting a loss of $3.2 million. The Lions also led the league with the highest payroll of the year.
Forbes provided the valuations and operating income of the teams for this story from Yahoo Sports. So, how about them Cowboys?